O’Malley’s Hypocrisy on Arizona Immigration Law
“I think the Arizona law creates a very dangerous precedent…it kicks the door open to racial profiling and detentions without real probable cause.” —Martin O’Malley on NBC 4
Of course, Martin O’Malley should be familiar with such a precedent He set it himself as Mayor of Baltimore with his “zero tolerance policy,” which led to mass arrests without probable cause.
In late June the Baltimore Sun reported that Baltimore City approved an $870,000 settlement of a lawsuit filed by the NAACP and the ACLU on behalf of 14 plaintiffs. The suit alleged that thousands of people were arrested without probable cause by Baltimore City Police during O’Malley’s tenure as mayor. As part of the settlement agreement Baltimore has officially rejected O’Malley’s zero tolerance policy.
O’Malley vigorously defended the policy.